Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, History.


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In this volume, internationally renowned Jesus scholar Dale Allison Jr. addresses such perennially fascinating questions about Jesus What did Jesus think of himself? How did he face death? What were his expectations of the future? . ^^Representing the fruit of several decades of research, this major work questions standard approaches to Jesus studies and rethinks our knowledge of the historical Jesus in light of recent progress in the scientific study of memory. Allison's groundbreaking alternative strategy calls for applying what we know about the function of human memory to our reading of the Gospels in order to "construct Jesus" more soundly.^ - Publisher "Dale Allison has written another brilliant book. He manages to dissect technical, complicated subjects and then present them to his readers with remarkable clarity and simplicity. Constructing Jesus will be read with great benefit by scholars, pastors, students, and laity. Readers will find everywhere in this book mastery of the topic, judicious assessment of the options, and invariably sensible and compelling conclusions. If you are interested in learning more about the historical Jesus, then you must read this book."--Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College"In Constructing Jesus, Dale Allison's erudite historical acumen is matched by the simple elegance of his compelling case. Rarely has reasoned judgment sounded so commonsensical. This book deserves to be one of the few to set the course for the next generation of historical-Jesus scholarship."--Bruce W. Longenecker, W. W. Melton Chair of Religion, Baylor University"This is vintage Allison: masterful in his marshaling and exposition of sources, thorough in his interaction with contemporary and opposing views, and robust and persuasive in his argumentation."--James D. G. Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, Durham University"Displaying jaw-dropping acquaintance with primary evidence and the oceanic body of scholarship on Jesus, a sweet reasonableness toward the complexities involved, and just plain good judgment time after time on controverted issues, Constructing Jesus is essential reading for anyone concerned with the scholarly approach to the Jesus of history."--L. W. Hurtado, professor of New Testament language, literature, and theology, New College, University of Edinburgh"Lucid, far-ranging, and quietly authoritative, Dale Allison's Constructing Jesus is required reading for scholars, students, and anyone who wants to understand where this most recent phase of the Quest has led us. Once I started, I could not put it down--nor could I stop thinking about its arguments once I finished. This is an important work."--Paula Fredriksen, Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University"This book rightly presents Jesus as an apocalyptic prophet. Elaborating this definition into a more detailed portrait, Allison pushes the envelope by exploring new methods and ideas. These detailed conclusions may be controversial, but the book is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical Jesus."--Adela Yarbro Collins, Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School"Allison has written an innovative book on the historical Jesus based on the idea that general features and recurrent motifs are much better witnesses than particular words or deeds of Jesus. Allison's books on the historical Jesus are among my favorite books in Jesus research. I admire his erudition, sobriety, honesty, and creativity. I recommend this book to all students and colleagues."--Gerd Theissen, professor emeritus of New Testament, University of Heidelberg"Dale Allison has written an excellent new book on Jesus, applying a fresh approach based on modern knowledge of human memory and independent of the traditional criteria of authenticity. The basic idea is convincing: the general features were considered more important and are better preserved than the particulars. He identifies larger patterns across the sources and then searches for the best historical explanation. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to rethink the current debates on the historical Jesus."--Annette Merz, professor of culture and literature of earliest Christianity, department of theology, University of Utrecht - Publisher 1. The General And The Particular: Memories Of Jesus 2. More Than A Sage: The Eschatology Of Jesus excursus 1: The Kingdom Of God And The World To Come excursus 2: The Continuity Between John The Baptist And Jesus 3. More Than A Prophet: The Christology Of Jesus 4. More Than An Aphorist: The Discourses Of Jesus 5. Death And Memory: The Passion Of Jesus 6. Memory And Invention: How Much History? indexes

Title: Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, History.


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Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan:, Baker Academic / Baker Book House,: 2010.

ISBN Number: 0801048753

ISBN Number 13: 9780801048753

Binding: Softbound (Large Format)

Condition: As NEW

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